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    Speedgoat Bicycles Trustworthy?

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    Anyone ever ordered off Speedgoat Bicycles | Mountain Bikes, Road Bikes, Frames, Apparel, Road Bike and Mountain Bike Components, Cycling Accessories, Product Reviews

    I just went on there site and found a Santa Cruz Superlight 29 D XC (2012) for $1569, only got my size left XL. I see a lot of Santa Cruz on this forum so I know there good, but this bike appears to be a lower end model they make. Only has the Rockshock recon fork, elixir 1's and deore components.

    What I find odd is if you go on to the Santa Cruz site, the components are not the same, example on the manufacturer's site it says this bike has SRAM X5/X7???? Whats up with that?

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    Speedgoat is absolutely trustworthy, and is one of the few successful internet retailers that has (at least had, I haven't looked into it in a while) a B&M store behind it.

    Regarding the component spec, SC has the 2013 specs listed on its site I bet, you bought a 2012 which came with a Shimano drivetrain. Great bike at a great price....enjoy!
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    Didn't pull the trigger yet.

    Thought a SC was not really what I wanted due to the price point. But this seems to be not a bad deal. Although I have just read some reviews claiming its an old (outdated) frame style.

    I think I still might be able to find a HT with better components for that price, maybe.......

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    Speedgoat is trustworthy. Been using them for years.

    I am not sure about them being backed up by a brick & mortar business any more. The original owners sold out to another retailer when Speedgoat moved from PA to Chicago. (There are threads on this if you want to search these forums).

    Still, no reason not to trust them.

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    Sometimes they spec frames with their part selection.

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    Definitely trust worthy. And they are local to me.

    Although I've bought a few bits and pieces from them, nothing major like a frame or fork though since they are local and I'm hit with a nice 10% tax.

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    FWIW, I ordered a complete bike from them once and they were pretty easy to deal with. I wanted the steerer tube to be cut as long as possible so I could fine tune it later. They did just as I asked.

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    Nothing but good news for me from Speedgoat, both the older Pittsburgh location and the new location. I have purchased lots of parts and at least two frames from them.
    Thanks to www.weavercycleworks.com for my awesome bike frames!

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    I like my 2013 superlight 29 and that is a good price as it was about $1900.00 in 2012 and i paid almost $2500.00 for my rxc (higher grade components) Its really a good bike if your not a racer!
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    Bought my BMC from them, and recommended two guys to them. No issues. Their rep answered every question I had, I went in thinking I'd get the Superlight 29 R spec, ended up with the SF29. I asked them to flip the brake levers since I ride motorcycles, bike came in as requested.

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    I had a GREAT experience w Speedgoat and highly recommend them...

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    Agreed with all of the above--ordered all sorts of things from them, and always been treated well. They've gone above and beyond on multiple orders. Last major order was a Tracer29 frame when they were clearing out Intense stock, and they were great with that as well.

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    I've only ordered parts from SG - never a whole bike, but everything came as ordered without any drama.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shmoo View Post
    Bought my BMC from them, and recommended two guys to them. No issues. Their rep answered every question I had, I went in thinking I'd get the Superlight 29 R spec, ended up with the SF29. I asked them to flip the brake levers since I ride motorcycles, bike came in as requested.
    I never heard of BMC before. But I did notice they were selling them. How do you like the bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigGK View Post

    What I find odd is if you go on to the Santa Cruz site, the components are not the same, example on the manufacturer's site it says this bike has SRAM X5/X7???? Whats up with that?
    SC recently switched to SRAM drivetrain and raised the MSRP of the DXC kit. Note, SC doesn't really do model years like trek and other brands, they just tweak their packages from time to time and may keep the same paint job. In my opinion you got the better drivetrain with a SLX shadow rear and Deore 590 crankset with external bearings. The 2013 dxc kit does have tlr wheels which is a plus, if you plan on keeping the stock wheels.

    Recon fork is solid, about .75 lbs heavier than a Reba single air. It is heavier due to steal tubes, but also more durable(harder to score the tubes). There is at least one guy on mtbr that claims his LBS was able to remove a spacer to make his Recon 120mm (on 2012 SC DXC kit bike). At some point in the last year Rockshox switched from 80/100/120 forks for Rebas (and possibly Recons) to 80/100mm, so there is no guarantee that it can be converted. I will check mine when it is time to service.

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    I like speedgoat. I've been in their store a few times. Decent sized warehouse. Friendly staff who like to ride.

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    Speedgoat has always taken care of me - definitely can trust them

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigGK View Post
    I never heard of BMC before. But I did notice they were selling them. How do you like the bike?
    Awesome bike. There's a BMC subforum on this site, come check it out.

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    I see you've gotten plenty of responses but because they've been so good for me in the past.... Speedgoat has always been awesome for me. Found some good deals and never had a problem with anything.

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    Generally trustworthy, but honestly I liked them better before the move to Chicago.

    Then, they were always responsive, quick, and generally helpful. Now, still an OK shop, but not as good as they once were. Example -- just made what will probably be my last order with them for a while in Sept. They claimed everything would ship in 6 - 8 days, took 4 weeks to ship. Apparently "delays" associated with my Enve bar and Chris King headset. No offers to break the order into 2 shipments, upgrade shipping, or anything, even with me checking weekly once they reached the 10 day mark.
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    I ordered a Niner EMD9 from them earlier this year. Their customer service is AWESOME - I emailed them to see if I could get one part swapped off their regular build, and I ended up getting a whole different build, with better components, for less money than the standard build (and that was already a great deal)! Doing that involved something like 19 emails back and forth... over only 3 days I think. I wouldn't hesitate to buy from them again. See the details here: Daddy Rides Bikes: New Bike!
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